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Doctor Who: Autonomy | [Daniel Blythe]

Doctor Who: Autonomy

Hyperville is 2013's top hi-tech, 24-hour entertainment complex - a sprawling palace of fun under one massive roof. You can go shopping, or experience the excitement of Doomcastle, Winterland, or Wild West World. But things are about to get a lot more exciting - and dangerous! What unspeakable horror is lurking on Level Zero of Hyperville? And what will happen when the entire complex goes over to Central Computer Control?
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Hyperville is 2013's top hi-tech, 24-hour entertainment complex - a sprawling palace of fun under one massive roof. You can go shopping, or experience the excitement of Doomcastle, Winterland, or Wild West World. But things are about to get a lot more exciting - and dangerous! What unspeakable horror is lurking on Level Zero of Hyperville? And what will happen when the entire complex goes over to Central Computer Control?

Available exclusively for download, other unabridged readings in the range include: The Krillitane Storm and Autonomy.

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    Techpotato BC, Canada 06-12-12
    Techpotato BC, Canada 06-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining"
    If you could sum up Doctor Who: Autonomy in three words, what would they be?

    True to form.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story feels very "Doctor Who". The pacing is right and the reader (listener) keeps just a few seconds ahead of the story, which is the way it should be for optimum suspension of disbelief.


    Have you listened to any of Georgia Moffett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Georgia Moffett is excellent at the voices and accents of the characters, including the David Tennant Doctor (maybe it helps that he is her husband).This is the first one by her, but it made me want to buy more.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The third act twist, and double-twist, and triple-twist were such classic Who that it really felt nostalgic.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Annissa Akron, OH, United States 10-16-12
    Annissa Akron, OH, United States 10-16-12 Member Since 2012

    Married. Mother. Student. Full-time job. 33 years old. Doctor Who fanatic. Not necessarily in that order.

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    "I never found the Autons scary... until now"

    The world Blythe creates in this novel is completely believable and I found his original characters realistic. While this novel isn't particularly scary, I did find the depictions of the Autons actually horrific, something that was not possible to really convey in the live-action show. This book has a strong storyline, good characters, just a hint of timey-wimeyness, and Georgia Moffett nails the characters' voices. It is good, clean, Doctor Who fun!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vincent Calhoun, GA, United States 09-10-12
    Vincent Calhoun, GA, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Another Who Novel.... another winner!"
    What did you love best about Doctor Who: Autonomy?

    I'm relatively new to the Who universe and when I found out there were audiobook novels available I became interested. I downloaded a couple of them to listen to as I work around my house (when I can't WATCH Doctor Who episodes) and I must say I am greatly pleased. It maintained the feel of the show and helped me imagine a fantastic vision of the story. I will definitely be getting more Doctor audiobooks.

    This particular novel had everything a multi-episode arc of the TV Series has. Intriguing characters, fun twists and hilarious Doctor moments. I truly enjoyed it and look forward to more Who novels.


    What does Georgia Moffett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ms. Moffett did a SPECTACULAR job of narrating the story. Her work was well varied from character to character to bring each one to life and she did an especially good job of holding to Mr. Tennant's characteristics when she performed the conversations of The Doctor. I look forward to hearing her narrate more tales of The Doctor.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janice LA JOYA, TX, United States 07-19-12
    Janice LA JOYA, TX, United States 07-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good story, but great performance by Moffett"
    What made the experience of listening to Doctor Who: Autonomy the most enjoyable?

    Moffett's voice characterizations. I hope she does more of them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Doctor Who: Autonomy?

    When the boy remarks about his mom's dead boyfriend and the part about lady with the hypercard frozen in ice.


    Which character – as performed by Georgia Moffett – was your favorite?

    Moffett's Doctor was perfect and all the rest of the characters were entertaining.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were, but I can't think of them right now and I don't want to give anything away either.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the BF audios, but these BBC creations were new to me. I wasn't too sure about the topic either, but I must admit that this one made me hungry for more. Great filler until the Doctor returns to the air. I am so glad I started with this BBC audio first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Celeste San Marcos, TX, United States 12-19-11
    Celeste San Marcos, TX, United States 12-19-11 Member Since 2007
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    "One of my favorites"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Doctor Who: Autonomy to be better than the print version?

    Read by Georgia Moffet, this story was an exciting and tense adventure featuring the Doctor and some long-time nemeses.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Moffet is a marvel with accents and her Doctor is spot-on. Her story telling was lively and wonderful.


    Which character – as performed by Georgia Moffett – was your favorite?

    The Doctor, of course.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud several times. There's one line by the Doctor in particular, but I don't want to spoil it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maggie New York, NY, United States 10-17-10
    Maggie New York, NY, United States 10-17-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Not a substitute for the real thing"

    I couldn't wait for the next season for more Doctor Who. Next time, I will consider my choice more carefully. There was nothing bad about the book, it just didn't meet my expectations.

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  • David Treadwell
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    5/13/10
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    "Excellent!"

    Read by the gorgeous Georgia Moffett (daughter of Doctor #5 Peter Davison), This story has the feeling of a true Doctor Who episode!

    Her rendition of the doctor is truly believable, and narrates very well.

    The plot plays very much like an episode, with the doctor picking up a few friends throughout the story.
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    8/10 for the plot
    9/10 for the narration!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Angela
    kirkcudbright, kirkcudbrightshire, United Kingdom
    4/18/10
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    "it's an excellent book!"

    the reader of the book is excellent and although she is a lady she can do david tennets voice just spot on. as a big dr who fan this makes the book more interesting as i have heard some audiobooks and they acn sound quite boring and that is why i mainly stuck to the books read by david tennet. the story is quite good i'd give the story 3/5 as have read better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Troon, United Kingdom
    11/5/11
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    "The Plastic is Back!"

    I read the book when it came out and I loved it as much then as I do know. It's a fantastic book for any Doctor Who fan or for someone wanting to get into it. Georgia Moffet is a brilliant reader and makes the story come alive. If you enjoyed this I would recommend Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion or Apollo 23. Both are great Audiobooks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leonie
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
    9/17/11
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    "Classic Doctor Who"

    Completely amazed by Georgia Moffett's narration - she somehow manages to inflect the right accent and quirky quality into the Doctor's voice (and that of the other characters). I really enjoyed this story, and the only letdown was that his companion in this story is a one-off. Shame, because I thought she was great and would have loved to hear more stories about her! It's a classic Doctor Who romp through a futuristic shopping and entertainment mall, and of course the Autons are great baddies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicholas
    Herne Bay, United Kingdom
    6/12/11
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    "Good story, well told"

    It's a good story that would make a good TV show. It held my 11 year old's attention over a few hours, which is a good sign. Georgia Moffett narrates with flair and has a good grasp of the tenth doctor, perhaps having something of an unfair advantage over other narrators in that sense!

    Anyway, very good, enjoyed it a lot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Valerie
    St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom
    2/15/11
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    "An excellent listen"

    Very enjoyable and well read audio book. I was totally gripped. clever story line.

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